Cruel Intentions

 
 

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ASSIGNED NUMBERS

Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

Step-siblings Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe manipulate friends and strangers to seek revenge, prove their sexual prowess and relieve the boredom of their high-society lives. Also with Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Christine Baranski, Joshua Jackson, Swoosie Kurtz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eric Mabius and Louise Fletcher. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Lots of sexual innuendo (including several references to oral sex and homosexuality) and kissing, often passionately (we see two women kiss passionately in one scene). A nude man and woman move rhythmically in bed (we only see their faces, bare shoulders and the top of her breasts). In three scenes oral sex is implied: a woman's head rises up from the driver's side seat where a man is sitting, a man takes off his pants in front of a woman (we briefly see his underwear), and a man takes off a woman's pants (we briefly see the back of her underwear) then kneels in front of her. We hear moaning and sexual talk, then see two men in their underwear when a man pulls off a blanket covering them. We hear a woman moaning pleasurably, then see her in a slip sitting on a bed and a man in boxers hiding in a large drawer. We see a man in a robe and a woman in a tiny top and shorts in bed, obviously post-coital. A woman sits on a man's lap; he caresses her shoulders and her hand moves as if she's stroking his genitals. A woman unbuttons her top (we don't see her breasts) and unbuttons a man's pants. A woman runs her fingers over her cleavage and a man briefly fondles a woman's clothed breast. Twice, a man strokes a phallic object suggestively; also, a woman gestures as if she's performing oral sex. We see a picture of a nude but strategically covered woman and a man's bare buttocks. We see several scantily clad women and one woman in a one-piece bathing suit.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man is hit by a car (we see a little blood on his forehead and mouth) and dies. A fistfight. Twice, a woman slaps a man. A woman throws a vase at a man (it shatters on the wall). A man pushes a woman off a bed and we hear her hit the floor.

PROFANITY 7 - About 20 F-words, several anatomical references, lots of scatological references, some mild obscenities and lots of insults (a few are written). [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Deception, death, scheming, promiscuity, virginity, homosexuality, biracial relationships, drug use, revenge, falling in love.

MESSAGE - Those who deceive get their just deserts in the end.

Special Keywords: S7 - V4 - P7 - MPAAR

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